Date Approved: January 11 2011
Date Reviewed/Amended: June 14 2016
The Board of Education recognizes that there is an obligation to provide educational programs and services for eligible students who live within the geographical boundaries of the school district.
It is in the best interest of students that enrolment in schools and assignment to programs occur in a systematic, equitable and educationally beneficial fashion. There must be a balance between school attendance based on designated catchment areas and attendance at a school, for good reasons, as a non-catchment child.
School district students are generally expected to attend their neighbourhood school according to catchment areas defined by the Board of Education.
Space permitting, students may attend a school outside their catchment area.
As outlined in the School Act, Sections 74.1, 75 and 75.1, students will be enrolled in schools and assigned to programs with respect to age, school catchment area, residence location, statutory entitlement, and the availability of space, facilities and instructional resources. The catchment areas are defined by the Board and may be amended as provided by Section 75.1 (2) of the School Act.
Parents or guardians may request a cross-boundary transfer for their elementary student or students to attend another school in accordance with district regulations.
Related Policies and Regulations:
1210-10 Student Registration and Catchment Area (Elementary)